Some different wedding pictures

There are often the same picture ideas for weddings or of wedding couples. Now I’ve decided to do my own research by looking through the web for some different ideas.

There are always couple shootings done with the bridesmaids, the best man and the whole family. Posing in a normal way is good – everybody looks fine and nice, and if you are later looking at the pictures you’ll think: “yes, that was a very nice day” – and that is good, because you need these kinds of pictures.

But what can you do in addition to create some unique und fun wedding pictures, something your guests and you will both really love? Something that will make you say: “Yeah! That wedding was the most fun ever!”

AntiCrop lets users expand those borders for a bigger image

A good crop can make or break an image, but sometimes we wish we could uncrop our raw images and make them that little bit wider.

Well the good news for iPhone photographers is that they now can thanks to an iOS app which uses a clever set of algorithms to create the parts of the photo your lens couldn't cover.

AntiCrop is said to be the world's first app with anti-cropping algorithm and can uncrop photos in any direction using a lossless straighten technique.

A Year In Photography: Magnum Archive

The Magnum Photos Agency are responsible for some of the world's best photography, and they're adding to their impressive archive on a daily basis.

Now they've released 'A Year in Photography' a book showcasing 365 photographs from some of their talented snappers who are guaranteed to inspire anyone holding a camera.

The 736 page book presents work by almost 70 photographers - including Robert Capa, Elliott Erwitt, Abbas, Eve Arnold, Raghu Rai, Martin Parr and Alec Soth - each represented by four to five images.

Manfrotto Hosts Free Portrait Photography Webina

Great portraits don’t just happen, as any photographer knows they take substantial time, planning and thought. 

And this is due to be explained in a free online webinar from tripod-makers Manfrotto, called... "Great Portraits Don’t Just Happen."

Taking place on their School of Xcellence website at 3pm EDT on December 2nd the free event will be hosted by Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer Bill Frakes.

AllPopArt - Pop Art Giveaway

Congratulations to Robin Fulton the winner in our Pop Art giveaway!

One of our FAVE sponsors, AllPopArt has generously offered another great giveaway for our readers! If you are on the hunt for one awesome gift, then you can probably find it at AllPopArt!

AllPopArt is generously giving one lucky Cool Photo Ideas reader a 16x20 (1) face (4) panel Warhol style portrait on gallery wrap canvas .


Another Creative Party Idea

We shared a post about these great event photo walls just a couple of days ago, and then another set of these creative event photo walls popped up and we knew we had to share these too!

These wall inspirations are the courtesy of Sparkliatti and were created by their event planning division Sasha Souza Events for a clients wedding.

We LOVE the vintage feel of these walls and the idea of using original family photographs to further accent the display.

And again, these walls are great ideas for ANY event. From corporate to birthday parties, the options are endless!


Win A Little Pop From All Pop Art

CONGRATULATIONS # 116, Susan C. - the winner of our All Pop Art giveaway!

Love Warhol? Love Unique? Love Photos?

Then All Pop Art is a must see site! A leader in the Photo Art world, All Pop Art features a wide selection of unique options for being creative with your photos!

From Warhol to Manga, from Lichstyle to Silhouettes they have everything you need to create a dramatic display of images in your home.

Right now I am totally digging the Superhero Style they have going on and really think EVERY mom needs one of these!!



ScanCafe - Where Memories Come Back To Life

Ever wonder where you can have your images scanned, photographs restored or how you could safely remove old photographs from those old albums that your images are just stuck to?

Well, now there seems a to be a great place that does it all in regards to restoring and preserving your memories! I was introduced to ScanCafe through an email I received and although I have not put them through the test yet (but I will!), they have received a tremendous amount of positive media attention.

Fun Felt Photo Doll Giveaway

CONTEST CLOSED: Congratulation to #27, Sonya who is the winner of our Photo Doll giveaway!

Did you ever look at your child on the computer or playing their Nintendo DS and wish their was some "old-fashioned" fun they can have! What happened to imagination and story telling play experiences? Well, here is an innovative (and super cute!) way to encourage kids to get on the floor and play!

Fun Felt Photo Dolls are a customized felt doll that features the face of your child in felt. You simply send in a good headshot of your child and Fun Felt will create a replication of your child on felt! Choose from many styles of clothes, or even have your child color in their own set of clothes that you then send back to Fun Felt and they will produce and cut for you.

X-Shot Camera Extender - Giveaway

GIVEAWAY ENDED! Congratulations to our winner Kathy Scott who has been notified by email of her prize. She has 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected. ----- How many times have you tried to get yourself in a picture by holding the camera as far away from your body as you can? I actually happen to get one of my all time favorite photos of me at 14 using this tried and true method! Fast forward 20 years, and there is now an awesome invention that allows you to do this without the hassle of stretching your arms into uncomfortable positions and hoping for the best!

The XShot is a camera extender that fits on most portable cameras in the tripod mount that is found on the base of most cameras! It can extend out to a full 37" or fold up to just 9" which makes it a great addition to your next trip to capture the entire family-even you-along side that beautiful scenery!


What Happens When You Pour Wax On Your Photo?


Now, we know our readers love to get the "latest" trends in the consumer photo world - and although this trend has been around a while in the professional photography world, we are guessing that this is something you have not had the thrill of seeing yet!

It is called Waxworks, and it is a handcrafted process that creates a stunning fine art piece that you would be proud to hang in any room of your home!